Torsade de pointes and prolonged QT interval from surreptitious use of sotalol: Use of drug levels in diagnosis

Mark S. Link, Caroline B. Foote, Stephen B. Sloan, Munther K. Homoud, Paul J. Wang, N. A.Mark Estes

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Torsade de pointes is a well-established toxic effect of sotalol hydrochloride. In a patient presenting with torsade de pointes and a long QTc interval of unknown cause, a serum sotalol level was used to secure an otherwise difficult diagnosis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)556-557
Number of pages2
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jan 1 1997



  • Prolonged QT interval
  • Sotalol
  • Torsade de pointes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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